I can’t believe I am a week late on this. I only caught it because I was doing my rounds of reading media news. Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines wrote that Hip Hop Connection, which was the first ever hip hop magazine, even before The Source is closing after 21 years.
I think this is sad. Mags like Vibe and The Source are surviving purely because there is a larger market in the US. Because we know otherwise, they would sink elsewhere because the content is shit.
More thoughts on magazines and black oriented media next week.